Two of Us
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Two of Us NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
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Members say
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Entertaining

About the Show

New Light Theater presents the NYC premiere of Ross Howard's drama about John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, and his wife, Gloria Abe.

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Member Reviews (14)

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474 Reviews | 128 Followers
79
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Chapman's trinity = jesuschrist, johnlennon, holdencaulfield, Edgy

See it if want a trip into the mind of an assassin with tangible passes thru ego, super-ego & id,

Don't see it if you aren't familiar with the Lennon/Chapman story or at least that the play is attempting to comment on the status of an assassin's madness Read more

374 Reviews | 69 Followers
75
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Original

See it if you are interested in romantic relationships which examine mental health issues or would like a hypothetical look into Chapman's life.

Don't see it if you do not like smaller productions or are bothered by stories including mental health issues.

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
79
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You are interested in the story of John Lennon. You are interested in what was going on in the life and mind of Lennon's killer.

Don't see it if You are not interested in John Lennon and his killer. You don't want to hear an interesting story.

302 Reviews | 85 Followers
60
Cliched, Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Great acting

See it if you are interested in superficial psychological examination of killers of celebrities generally or killer of John Lennon in particular

Don't see it if you are irritated by stereotypical depiction of Christianity or ethnically Japanese women and confusion of Sara's Judaism with Christianity

265 Reviews | 52 Followers
78
Intense, Confusing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You are interested in the story behind John Lennon's murder (although don't expect details to be 100% accurate).The presentation is clever.

Don't see it if You want a straightforward presentation of the story, as several characters are figments of the imagination.

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
79
Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you are familiar with the story of Lennon's killer; a nice dive into his mindset

Don't see it if you want a straightforward linear play; don't have an imagination to picture the thought going on inside the two main character's heads

68 Reviews | 16 Followers
82
Ambitious, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like-thought provoking plays-plays that table tough issues in our culture-theatre

Don't see it if you want-a lighthearted piece (this is an avant garde exploration of mental health, gun violence and celebrity)

50 Reviews | 14 Followers
88
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if People who want to know the inner workings and the history of the man who killed Lennon.

Don't see it if You don't want to know what really happened.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
October 28th, 2016

"It seems as though these transitions and the set exist to show just how out of place Chapman is—his social skills are a bit lacking, especially sexually, and the musical transitions allow the audience to see his stiff attempts at dancing. But the transitions tend to cut off all of the tension built up in the previous scene...Even if this extended metaphor doesn’t work for you, you may still leave wanting to find your high school copy of 'The Catcher in the Rye' and give it another read."
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BlogCritics.org
November 7th, 2016

"This is all interesting stuff, both historically and psychologically. Yet it doesn’t quite fill up the space and time of the drama...Sarah Norris directs skillfully...But with all that solidly creative work, the themes don’t expand enough to fully inhabit or fully enliven the action. The script makes its points repeatedly, a couple of scenes go on too long, and I was left feeling only partially engaged by all the good work happening on stage."
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